Uganda

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Nsiriba ya munange katego | East African

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ILAM

15 Ntenga drums. Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2255.

The Royal drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda (Performer)

1954-00-00 Drum | Drum tune | East African | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kampala | Ntenga | Royal Drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda | Uganda
Kyuma | East African

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ILAM

15 Ntenga drums. Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2255.

The Royal drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda (Performer)
Composer not specified

1954-00-00 Drum | Drum tune | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kampala | Ntenga | Nyoro | Royal Drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda | Uganda
Kasimbe omugo ndigwa | East African

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ILAM

15 Ntenga drums. Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2309.

The Royal drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Drum | Drum tune | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kampala | Ntenga | Nyoro | Royal Drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda | Uganda
Omusango gwa balere | East African

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ILAM

15 Ntenga drums. Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2309.

The Royal drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Drum | Drum tune | East African | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kampala | Ntenga | Royal Drummers of the H.H. The Kabaka of Buganda | Uganda
Elosi aberu akipore imaniti abiro | East African

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ILAM

"However well a woman may cook, her husband is never satisfied". A song that will appeal to women everywhere. The tuning of the harp was 284, 212, 190, 172, 142 v.s. It is interesting to note the apparent difference in tone between the scale of the harp and the voice.

Iganitiyo, the harp player, made friends with Chief K Omudeka and he visited him at his place over the border in Kenya. He was surprised at the great amount of land under cultivation there. He entertained the Chief every evening of his visit by playing and singing to his Adedeu harp. The full song is not avaiable here.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Performer)
Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Composer)

1950-09-04 Adedeu harp | Aluti horn | Folk - East African | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Ewututu tutu | East African

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ILAM

Akisuku dance song for men, with clapping. 'Ewututu' is the happy noise made by the Ground Hornbill early in the morning. He is happy they say because he is with his wife. "Yalama Kapeni Kokileni-Keni, Yalama Kapeni."

The Akisuku dance is done by men and women in two rows shoulder to shoulder. They spring in the air in unison without apparently moving arms or legs but with a clear straight spring, up and down in time to the music. The full song is not avaiable here.

1950-09-04 Akisuku Dance Song | Ekisa Saulo | Folk - East African | ILAM | Teso | Tororo district | Uganda
Matoke adiya | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2193.

Dance song with seven Dondo Likembe and clapping. Zeruboberi, Obothi with Dhola men. At Lukiko, Tororo, Mbale district, Uganda. The smaller Likende is called Manyiri. The bass Dongo is called Yachi. This set of Dongo Likembe is a copy of similar sets used further west by the Soga. These in turn they say are copied from others in the West Nile province. The music is popular amongst young people.

Many people they say, have gone to stay in Buganda,  because of Matoke (bananas) from which banana beer is made. 'Bananas have attracted our people.'

Zeruboberi Oboti with Dhola men

1950-00-00 Dhola | Dhola | Dongo (Mbira) | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Tororo | Uganda | Zeruboberi Obothi
Emong'o oluku papa kimong'ini | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2016. Praise song with five string Adedu horizontal harp, clapping and leg rattles, 1 side blown Aluti horn. The Teso are a pastoral people and call their Chiefs by the names of bulls. They say their Chiefs are wise ruling over the people like bulls over the herds.

1950-00-00 Adedeu harp | bells | Central African | Horn | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lukiko | Mbale district | Praise song | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Eky' omutwe gw' abarwane | East African

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ILAM

Historic recitation. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard D5H5.

Katakura (Composer/Performer)

1950-08-16 Ankole | Central African | East African | Ekinongo musical bow | ILAM | Indigenous music | Katakura | Musical bow | Nkole | Nyoro | Uganda
Bero Arigina | East African

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ILAM

Lament with seven Dongo Likembe, clapping and rattles.

Poor, beautiful young Arigina died before she could be married. Death, they say, is no repector of persons, it comes to young and old alike.

An interesting example of the crossed rhythms between the instruments and voices.

Zeruboberi Obothi (Performer)

1950-00-00 Dhola | Dhola | Dongo Likembe | Folk - East African | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Tororo | Uganda | Zeruboberi Obothi
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